Financial Consolidation

Good News for parish treasurers! 
Change is coming that will make things easier.

We are consolidating all parish and related entities financial accounts into General Assembly’s year-end financial statements. We’ll help you every step of the way!

To assist us with this task, we are gathering information from parishes that will help us to help you through the change. Please invite your parish's most valued finance person to complete the quick survey, which will take 1-2 minutes. Take the Survey

Why change? 
Consolidated financial accounts is a requirement for PCANZ under the Financial Reporting Act. We can’t afford to lose our charitable status! Don’t worry, consolidation does not change anything at all regarding stewardship of your parish resources and funds.  
How are things made easier? 
Consolidation equals: 
o    Less compliance work for parishes and their treasurers 
o    No individual annual returns for Presbyterian churches. 
o    Completion of compliant year end accounts no longer required at a parish or presbytery level for Presbyterian churches 
When does this begin? 
    For 30 June 2019 - Kaimai Presbytery & Te Aka Puaho to include their financial information into General Assembly accounts. 
    For 30 June 2020 - all presbyteries & parishes consolidated. 
What support will be offered? 
We will work alongside you every stage. 
Sandra Kennerley PCANZ Finance Manager & expert Glen Williams, who completed consolidations for both the Anglican Church and Scouts New Zealand, alongside presbytery support will:  
o    Visit presbyteries and parishes to provide ongoing support. 
o    Provide helpful resources. 
How will we keep you updated? 
•    Email updates to parish treasurers 
•    Up to date information right here on our website  
•    Treasurers’ Newsletter 
•    Videos 
•    Communications from your presbytery  

Roadshow dates


Download the Frequently Asked Questions sheet (updated 24 Oct).

Financial Consolidation Update Newsletters

Download June 2019 Financial Consolidation News
Download July 2019 Financial Consolidation News



PCANZ Financial Consolidation Roadshow, 4 Nov 2019

PCANZ Financial Consolidation: Why consolidate?

PCANZ Financial Consolidation: Resources available

PCANZ Financial Consolidation: UCANZ parishes

PCANZ Financial Consolidation: Using XERO

What if you need extra help? 

We’ve got you…we’re doing this together! 
You can ask questions & get advice: 
Email -
Phone us – contact details for your region coming soon!